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BREAKING: Stirling Prize 2014 Shortlist Announced - New Faces And The Usual Suspects Included...

News: the six buildings shortlisted for this year's Stirling Prize have been announced, including The Shard by Renzo PianoZaha Hadid's Olympic Aquatics Centre, and Europe's largest public library by Mecanoo.

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Birmingham Library - Mecanoo


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LSE Student Centre - O'D+T

Irish firm O'Donnell + Tuomey – who has been previously nominated four times but never won the prize – made the shortlist with the red brick student centre completed for the London School of Economics.

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Manchester School of Art - FCB

Other nominees include Feilden Clegg Bradley's extension to the Manchester School of Art, which features steel-braced oak staircases, andLiverpool's new Everyman Theatre by Haworth Tompkins, which includes an auditorium built from 25,000 reclaimed bricks.

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The Everyman, Liverpool - Haworth Tompkins

The Stirling Prize is awarded annually by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in recognition of the building that has made the greatest contribution to British architecture in the past year.

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The Shard - Renzo Piano

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